The North Coast Resource Conservation & Development Council is a non-profit and non-governmental organization which was formed and officially incorporated as a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization in 2002 to advance the conservation of natural and agricultural resources within Marin, Sonoma, Mendocino, and Lake Counties in Northern California. discussed in more detail on our History page: History

More information also can be found at our general non-program webpage:

Our programs include::

  • Water Conservation projects through rainwater collection, storage and re-use  (visit
  • Pollinator habitat protection through educational workshops, "Bee Patches" plantings, "Bee Buddies" school programs, and more (this website)
  • Vermicomposting and recycling in schools in our Worm Wizards of Waste program (visit for info)
  • Support for local food production, including support for small farmers and other sustainable agriculture programs.(visit for info)

In 2017, we are focusing our pollinator protection programs on expanding our "Bee Patches" plantings.